We are looking for two curious and academically bright graduates to train into great business journalists. We want creative people who can think for themselves and are willing to learn. This is a great training for people who want to become real journalists who break real stories.

Nothing is more exciting to write about than international health care services. Politics, tech, financial reporting, and international reach – it has it all!

The job entails talking to CEOs, investors and policymakers across Europe and Emerging Markets. You will be following up on news stories, but also developing your own ideas. You will also be looking in-depth and developing expertise in specific sectors and markets, such as, say, nursing homes, IVF or telehealth, and how they are growing internationally. 

You will be trained in areas such as how to build contacts, how to write strong news stories and how to interview. Training will be mainly on the job, but external courses are also available, and our journalists travel to international conferences. This is a chance to join a small but committed team of experienced journalists.

Company information

Healthcare Business International publishes the only subscription titles to cover the healthcare services sector internationally. We also hold the largest CEO-level conference to cover the sector. Ten years old, we have ambitious plans to cover one of the world's fastest growing and most dynamic sectors.

Additional benefits

Occasional foreign travel for conference attendances

Start date

Immediate start is available. We are prepared to wait for the right candidate. 

Person specification 

Essential qualities

  1. Very good written English – that means you will be a native speaker or fully bi-lingual.
  2. Numeracy. Candidates will be asked to take a short test to establish they are comfortable with figures. 
  3. Outgoing personality.
  4. Intelligence. We’re dealing with complex subjects here, and we’ll be looking for candidates with a good degree.
  5. The ability to write well and fluently.
  6. Positive attitude, strong work ethic. 
  7. Ability to work under pressure with good time management. 
  8. Willingness to take on board criticism of your work without taking it personally.
  9. The ability to get through to people on the phone. 

Desirable qualities 

A foreign language / foreign languages 

Qualification and experience requirements

None, beyond a good degree. Training will be provided.

Still interested?  

We’d love to hear from you!

To apply, email david@healthcarebusinessinternational.com with your CV, and a covering letter addressing each point of the person specification above in detail, telling us why you think you’d be the right fit for us – and us the right fit for you. This is your chance to tell us about the skills, knowledge and experience you have to be able to do the job effectively.

If you would like an informal chat, please call 0207 183 3779 and speak to editor David Farbrother, or CEO Max Hotopf. 

All interested applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. 

Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach us re-open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

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